The NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, NC just announced a celebrating Richard Petty’s milestone 80th birthday.
On Monday, July 10, 2017 from 7-10 p.m., the NASCAR Hall of Fame will celebrate Petty’s 80th birthday with a cocktail reception in its Hall of Honor, a dinner in the great hall, culminating with remarks from Richard Petty himself.
The invitation said Petty’s remarks will also feature “Growing up Petty” storytelling with Petty children.
The event is a formal in nature, noted as black tie optional, and is meant to be a relatively exclusive event, with tickets ringing in at $430 per ticket. Tickets will be limited as the the Hall of Honor is setup to handle a maximum of 50-80 people depending on its configuration, according its online literature related to renting out the Hall of Honor for private events.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Petty Museum, dedicated to preserving the heritage of Petty Engineering and Petty Enterprises, a family business having a fundamental formative influence on American motorsports and on automotive design, construction, and safety.
Extra Exhibit for Petty Fans
For the ultimate Petty fan, it’s a great opportunity to rub elbows with the King. The Hall of Fame also is currently through July also featuring “Petty: Building a Family Legacy” exhibit in its Great Hall. The exhibit includes half a dozen cars, a motorcycle and an engine, including items driven and owned by Maurice Petty,Lee Petty, Richard Petty, Adam Petty, and Kyle Petty.
The Great Hall is also where the dinner for the 80th birthday celebration is taking place. The Great Hall capacity is a maximum of 650 for a reception, but is listed as 450 people for a plated dinner. The main takeaway is that seats will be severely limited, so if you’re considering attending, order tickets sooner rather than late.
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.